Nothing pretentious about it, this pizzeria uses a wood-fired oven to make some of the tastiest pies in the city, while offering one of the truest neighborhood vibes I've found anywhere."Every neighborhood needs a great pizzeria," said Brian, one of Pizza No. 17's owners. And while that seems like an opinion, I assure you that as someone who lives in Pizza No. 17's vicinity (just like Brian and the other owner, Payam), that statement is a fact. Nothing pretentious about it, this pizzeria uses a wood-fired oven to make some of the tastiest pies in the city, while offering one of the truest neighborhood vibes I've found anywhere. "Sometimes people will start their meals at different ends of the table," said Brian pointing to the long communal table in the dining room, "but they'll end up on the same side sharing slices." And while it's true Pizza No. 17's cozy environment is conducive to meeting your neighbors, it might be the deliciousness of the fresh-made pizza, paninis and salads (perhaps, accompanied by a few glasses of beer and wine) that really brings people together. My tip: order the aptly named Pizza No. 17. Featuring tomatoes, pepperoni, squash, green peppers, sweet peppers and what seemed like about a bucket of fresh mozzarella, this pie didn't just make for an awesome lunch (and then dinner later on), but a new pastime. Seriously, I think I'm going to make Pizza No. 17 my new hobby.
Pizza No. 17, $10.95/$14.95
Spinach & Goat Cheese Pie, $11.95/$15.95
Spicy Italian Panini, $9.25
Pizza Fresca Salad, $8.25
Sunday - Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday - Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to midnight